Loyola receives funds to stop violence against women

By Jessica Peker

Loyola University Chicago received federal funding from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to support programs that work to prevent violent acts against women on campus.

In a statement released by the United States Senate, it is noted that of the $567,000 given to the state of Illinois for this endeavor, Loyola received $270,000.

Here is a portion of the news release:

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently awarded a total of $567,196 in grants through the Office of Violence Against Women to support programs at Illinois institutions of higher education aimed at preventing and combating violent crimes against women on campus.

The funding is made available through the Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus Program. Grants will be used to support campus-based coordinated efforts that include enhanced prevention and education programs; collaboration with community-based victim advocacy organizations; and trainings for campus police to respond effectively in cases of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. These efforts are designed to prevent and respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking crimes on college campuses.

The full statement can be read here: FEDERAL FUNDING

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